Resources for Older Adults

Certain services and aid are available specifically for seniors during this time of crisis and uncertainty. Below are a collection of resources for our Y senior members! Special content you would like to see? Email Leilani Perry

Virtual check-in form for all Silver Sneaker, Silver & Fit, and Renew Active members. Please complete form below with every workout.

The Y at Home for Active Older Adults

  • The Y has always brought people together. During a time of community-mandated closures and recommendations to shut down programs and limit gatherings, Ys are maintaining connections with their communities at a distance online through YMCA 360. Stay connected, even when practicing social distancing. 

SILVERSNEAKERS On Demand

  • For our members who are eligible for SilverSneakers, they have launched an On Demand platform just for you! While you are welcome to utilize our virtual programs, these additional options are available to you. 
  • A login is required by SilverSneakers.

SILVERSNEAKERS App

SILVERSNEAKERS on YouTube

If you are a Silver Sneakers, Silver and Fit or a RenewActive member, please fill out the form below each time you visit this page. By doing so these virtual check-ins ensure that the YMCA receives funding from our partners which helps us make a difference in our community everyday! 

  • NEW! Dance, theater, music, spoken word from around the globe at AllArts. Also streaming 70+ short films that were set to appear at 2020 SXSW  
  • Enjoy free videos of extraordinary live and on-demand performances and activities with Kennedy Center@Home. New releases daily!  
  • Local group of musicians livestreaming performances at Bridge of Music. Simply request to be added to the group to view schedule of free, live performances   
  • A variety of games to play in the comfort of your home with AARP Games  
  • It’s a good time to return to the classics with ‘A Shakespeare Sonnet A Day’. Join English actor, Patrick Stewart as he performs daily sonnets via Twitter  
  • Lunchdoodles with Mo Williams! Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.  
  • Calling all book lovers. Join in on hundreds of different book clubs at GoodReads  
  •  The Show Must Go Online! A weekly live Shakespeare reading Thursday’s at 2pm CST, covering the plays in the order they were written  
  • Albert’s Weather Classroom Beginning March 23, KVUE-TV Chief Meteorologist Albert Ramon will broadcast live on Facebook Live  
  • Austin History Museum History, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County 
  • Austin Public Library Austin’s virtual library features audiobooks, movies, music, ebooks, and magazines.

  • Lifetime Connections Without Walls A telephone activities program featuring social and educational session, brought to you by Family Eldercare.

     

  • NEW The Alamo 360° panoramic images of the Alamo Shrine and grounds

  • NEW! Big Bend National Park Look at Emory Peak or Chisos Basin with a 360° tour of the West Texas national park

  • NEW Explore the Great Wall of China, one of the most impressive ancient structures on earth

  • NEW! Take a European vacation and visit the world’s largest art museum, the Louvre, in Paris 

  • Bloom Cam Enjoy the splendor of spring cherry blossoms around Washington D.C.s Tidal Basin

  • Hawk Cam Live from New York University. Active chat feature to connect with other bird enthusiasts

  • Yellowstone National Park

  • Yosemite National Park

  • Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam is home to the largest collection of artworks by van Gogh, including paintings, drawings, and personal letters

  • Virtual Museum Tours Online tours of famous museums around the world

  • San Diego Zoo Baboons, penguins, polar bears, elephants, tigers, oh my!

  • Tembe Elephant Park African wildlife up close and personal near Mozambique

H-E-B and Favor Delivery created the Senior Support Line, a new delivery program designed to offer a safer solutions for seniors (60+) across Texas.

Starting 3/20, seniors can place orders from curated list of essentials via a phone line, the Favor app, or at favordelivery.com/seniors.

The line will be staffed with volunteers to accept/process home delivery orders via phone daily 9a-1p.

To access the Senior Support Line call 1-833-397-0080.

All fees will be waived for the first 30 days, with a $10 tip for the Favor Runner.

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